[Seaside] MinimalMorphic based web images

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 18:27:25 UTC 2007

2007/10/15, Jimmie Houchin <j.squeak at cyberhaus.us>:
> I have created some images for the community to try out based on Pavel
> Křivánek's MinimalMorphic images.
> For more information and to download the images go to:
> http://www.cyberhaus.us/squeak/
> I am hoping to create as resource friendly an image as possible.
> Hopefully one that I can get hosted at WebFaction my web host provider.
> And hopefully other webhosts who allow for long-running processes.
> Let me know if there are any problems with these images or if you have
> suggestions for improving them.
> One thing that I've noticed in these images is that they use the CPU
> every second or two for something. As I watch the system monitor I can
> see the CPU use jump very slightly, very regularly. I don't remember if
> there is a way to stop this or not. Any help with this is greatly
> appreciated.

IIRC what Seaside Hosting does is suspend them at the operating system
process level using daemontools [1] to make sure they're idle and the
operating system can swap them out.

[1] http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html


> These images are simply MinimalMorphic images with the software that is
> described installed. I have notes in the images.
> Please let me know if there is any preferences or settings that should
> be changed to help these images be more suitable to the task of web
> applications.
> Feedback greatly appreciated.
> Lets get some great images that can be easily deployed by hosting
> providers all over the world. Even if they don't even know what Squeak
> or Seaside is. And some excellent documentation for them to deploy these
> images.
> Thanks for any help, wisdom and understanding.
> Jimmie
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